Thursday, February 17, 2011

Ripping out the cabinets

So we've been ripping out our kitchen for a little while now to make room for a new one.

We spent a lot of time trying to sand and re-stain the cabinets to make what is there look better... to no avail.

We've finally decided to purchase new cabinets.

Ripping out the cabinets ourselves saves us over $800!

Ripping out cabinets is a little tricky when they're nailed to the rafters in the attic.

Jiggling it loose...

Trying to figure out how to get that bugger out.

Got it out and moving on...

The original builders certainly didn't spare any nails...

Needed to get Dad's help with some of the bigger stuff... as well as Bowser's advice.

We did most of the rip out in a single weekend.

Having Dad here was a real help!

The dishwasher was tricky: the floor was installed around it, and the cabinets had been replaced around it as well.

We couldn't pull the dishwasher out until the cabinets were demolished around it.

After removing some of the cabinets around it, the dishwasher was finally ready to come out.

And this is what we found...

All the cabinets are out.
(Good riddance!)

Stay tuned for how we prepared for the new cabinets to arrive!


  1. I can't wait to see the new cabinets! Are they in yet? What are you eating in the meantime?
    Good think Bowser was there to advise!

  2. New cabinets aren't in yet, but we're already working on a post on how we are preparing the walls and such for their arrival!

    We have been eating WAY too many microwave and fast food meals!

  3. Wow, I'm impressed. Such an ambitious project! I can't wait to see the end result!